Wednesday, February 29, 2012


    In honor of this special day that just comes once every four years, here are four fun leap day facts.

1.  Leap Year exists because it actually takes the earth 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds to travel around the sun.

2.  This year on February 29th, 56 countries will observe Rare Disease Day, to raise awareness about diseases that are uncommon and without a cure.

3. A person has a 1 in 1500 chance of being born on Leap Day. Currently there are 187,000 Americans and 4 million people internationally who were born on Leap Day.   

( I was only six days off...eek!)

4.  In Anthony, Texas the city hosts a leap year festival, and calls itself the "leap year capital of the world"  Many leap year babies, also known as "leaplings" from around the world attend the parade.


Find more fun Leap Day Facts HERE


  1. Very interesting facts. To be honest I didn't really know anything about leap day. I remember in elementary school I had a friend that was born on Leap Day and she hated it because she thought she would never get a birthday. Hope you are having a fabulous day! xo

  2. Very cool facts! I know a leap-baby, and she makes a huge celebration of her birthday each year, for good reason! I hope you're having a great leap day!